1. Take more pictures. I’ve been having a lot of fun with Instagram lately. So much, in fact, that I’m on it more than Twitter and Facebook! Other than this, also want to learn how to enhance and edit my own photos. Like, on a real photo editing program like Photoshop. Sure, I may be a magazine editor (albeit a small magazine), but I merely direct photographers and layout artists, not edit and enhance the photos themselves. Well, I’d like to be able to do that this year!
2. Hold a women’s blogging workshop later this year. This is already in the works, and I am wildly excited about it. There aren’t many blogging workshops for mom bloggers in my part of the world, and even though I’ve attended loads of online events, my dream is to launch a mini mom-blogging event of my own. In fact, I put it on my life list. So let’s see if I check that off this year!
Incidentally, here’s the first of these blogging workshops. Manila Workshops and I have partnered again to bring you another workshop this February — just for women bloggers.
3. Write more silly, sweet things. I know a blog is supposed to be for others, not just for me. I spend a lot of time giving tips, recommending reads from the Web, even interviewing women I admire. This year, though, I’m taking back the blog a little more into my “me” corner.
4. Make more blogging friends. No one tells you how great — or conversely, how not-so-great — mommy blogging can be. The Photography : Inspired Workshop is a collaboration between mommy bloggers; the WAHMderful Life workshops has become a venue and gathering place for like-minded, work-at-home moms to collaborate; blog carnivals such as the recent Spend-Less Christmas carnival likewise fosters a sense of community. I’ve met so many women and moms who’ve become true friends, not just online contacts. I’m looking forward to making more friends through blogging!
5. Have more “me time” for writing. This may sound like a funny resolution, since I write all the time. But what I mean here is I just want to simply write. I used to write poetry; I used to write silly things. I want to go back to doing that, and maybe publish these on my blog. Blogging can be stressful, which is why I started early on and established an early morning blogging moment. I get up at 5 every weekday, and spend the first hour of the day writing — just writing. Not for work; just all for me.
How about you? Have you made some blogging resolutions for this year? I’d love to talk about them with you in the comments section!